John Leach

Graduate Student
2130 Skinner Building
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John Leach is pursuing his Ph.D. in the Department of Communication. He received his B.A. in Communication Analysis & Practice from The Ohio State University. He later obtained his M.A. in Mass Communication from Texas Tech University. His research focuses largely on the role persuasive media effects have on health perceptions and behaviors. He also holds interest in interactive emerging media’s potential effect on health communication. During his Master’s program his research specialized in media effects on eating disorders, body image, and the pro-anorexic community. Before enrolling in the Department of Communication John worked in the market research industry. He currently teaches COMM 107 Oral Communication for the University of Maryland.